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anybody give me some idea of cost of a set of front and rear difflocks supplied and fitted

steve
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Reply By: troopyman - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 17:56

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 17:56
arb airlockers are about $1600 front or rear fitted each and then about $500 for the compressor .
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:14

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:14
Steve, Have a mate in Cranbourne that fits them, bit cheaper that ARB etc. If you want a local bloke, Jim Jones in Morwell is a good mechanic and ARB agent.
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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:28

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:28
goodday john is that the same bloke did my air shocks

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:21

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:21
Air or Auto Lockers??

Are you thinking of going hardcore to keep your ticker going??

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Follow Up By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:31

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:31
goodday mate
hows you and the family
been watching a few bits on tele and some of pyrenees etc and just think it might make things easier than taking a 2k run up and bashing the crap out of the truck all depends on prices

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 10:59

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 10:59
Hey Steve, I have auto locker in the front and it was about $5-600 fitted as I recall. Makes a big difference, makes steering a little heavier too but you just have to be used to it. Have had the same one on 2 cars for 10 years or more and its run faultlessly
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:40

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:40
Auto lockers are about $500 each and about $200-500 depending on vehicle to fit.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:20

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:20
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I would not even consider a $500 locker for my vehicle, I have full No-Spin Detroit Lockers both ends , all up 5 years ago the cost was approx $3300 , and I know they won't let me down , Front will cost more to install than the rear,

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 12:41

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 12:41
Yes Doug the Detroit is the leader and still the best maker of auto lockers and LSDs on the market.

I could understand the cost of a detroit locker due to it replacing the entire diff centre where the no-spin and Lokka only replace the spider and side gears.

I therefore couldnt justify the additional cost of the no-spin compared to the Lokka, being the same type of diff locker in operation and construction.

The standard of manufacture might be of higher quality in the detroit over the Lokka but I have two points on that....

1. Most maufacturing is done in China now and I doubt whether the detroit is produced in the US anymore. Probably come out of the same factory in China as the Lokka.

2. I have never hear of one failure in the Lokkas...they have proven to be as strong or stronger than the axles and CVs they operate and therefore there should be no need to worry about a failure.

As always they are personal choice and after 5 years Im still stoked with the intial cost and continuing operation of my Lokka. Im glad you are happy with yours but some might not be able to afford that cost and hence are looking for a cheaper but comparable performance locker.

Oh and yes....front is always dearer to install, be it IFS or solid...rear diff always easier to remove than front.

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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:20

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:20
Steve, probably, Greg Smith.
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:27

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 21:27
I got detroit tru tracks done front and rear, about $2,400 all up and fitted, though there was damage to my rear that had to be replaced and I got the parts so could see the damage so that bumped up the price a bit. Worth a bit of investigation as an alternative to full lockers if you're not going to go into competitions and place where competitions go. I go everywhere I need to go now whereas before I had difficulty, and no longer need rev the crap out of it.
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Reply By: D200Dug- Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 23:01

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 23:01
Possibly a dumb question but if you have an limited slip dif in the rear is it worth just getting locks on the front or better to do both difs ?
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:41

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 08:41
Ahh the which diff question, my opinion is...
That would depend on the type of vehicle you have ie, Nissan which have a good LSD, Toyota which doesn't have a good LSD or a vehicle with IFS.
IFS or Nissan with a good LSD put it in the front.
Toyota put it in the rear diff first.
Then make a decision on whether you need the other diff done.
Which way you go depends on the type of vehicle you own, the type of driving you do and how cashed up you are.

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